Media Roundtable: Coverage Of Soleimani's Assassination & The Latest Protests In Iran | KALW

Media Roundtable: Coverage Of Soleimani's Assassination & The Latest Protests In Iran

Jan 17, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the US Assassination Of Iran's Qassem Soleimani and how many of the pundits who've appeared on national television or were quoted in major publications praising the assassination have undisclosed ties to the weapons industry.

We’ll also talk about countrywide protests after the Iranian government admitted it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board.

Guests:

Borzou Daragahi, international correspondent for the Independent

Lee Fang, reporter for The Intercept covering lobbyists and money in politics

Web Resources:

The Independent: ‘We want prosecutions’: Iran rocked by protests for third day after security forces ‘shot at demonstrators’

Jadaliyya: Statement by University Students in Tehran Protesting Downing of Flight 752

The Intercept: TV PUNDITS PRAISING SULEIMANI ASSASSINATION NEGLECT TO DISCLOSE TIES TO ARMS INDUSTRY

Politico: Can the media manage the Iran narrative?

The New Republic: The Evangelicals Who Pray for War With Iran